By Kevin Cooper / Original to ScheerPost “It’s not whether you win or lose that counts, but how you play the game that matters.” That’s what my people are often told. But we are not told that this so-called game is rigged, and it’s rigged against us even before we are born. […]
On October 26, 2023, the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP wrote a rebuttal in response to the Special Counsel’s January 13, 2023 report upholding the conviction of their client Kevin Cooper. A focus of the rebuttal was that all law enforcement files were not turned over to the Special […]
Read Kevin’s latest essay inspired by Langston Hughes and published on Scheerpost.com: https://scheerpost.com/2023/11/07/kevin-cooper-i-too-am-american/
While everyone’s heard of Ellis Island, the equivalent port of arrival for countless slaves is rarely mentioned in American history, writes Kevin Cooper from death row in San Quentin.
Read Kevin’s latest essay, “Freedom,” about Black History Month on Scheer Post: https://scheerpost.com/2023/02/02/freedom/
Kevin Cooper explores the music that was created seemingly for the purpose of helping Black America’s historic struggle find a language of its own and shares some of his all-time favorites.
It’s long since time to end this legacy of slavery and racism which insures some votes are worth far more than others.
For weeks, prisoners at San Quentin have been sick and dying as the epidemic spread rapidly in the crowded, stacked cells. Then the author fell ill, too.
We African Americans have often been told that times have changed. We are tired of pretending.